The Socialist ObamaCare Takeover Of Health Care Is An Unmitigated Disaster. Just Ask Doctors.

I write this the night before the Supreme Court releases its decision on ObamaCare, obviously not knowing how the SCOTUS will rule.

Will the SCOTUS overturn the entire law?  I think so, in the sense that the Democrats who rammed the disgraceful takeover of our health care system could have placed a severability clause in it, but didn’t.  One of the Justices (Scalia, in my memory) famously asked just how on earth they could be expected to divide this 2,700 page monstrosity up if they were to decide to overturn part of it and keep part of it.

On the other hand, The Supreme Court seems to have a penchant for deciding as little as possible and ruling as narrowly as possible – which guarantees that the same issues will come before them again and again and again.  If you are a fan of the SCOTUS, you might argue that this is because they don’t want to involve the Court in important issues which ought to be decided by the elected branches.  But if that’s true, why bother to even take up these cases with decisions that decide almost nothing?  On the other hand, if you are a SCOTUS skeptic, you might well conclude that the Supreme Court never issues bold decisions so it can have job security.

The court issues so many narrow decisions that merely force them to issue subsequent narrow decisions on basically the same damn cases ad nauseam.

An example of this was the Arizona SB 1070 Law.  By keeping the major provision and overturning the other three, you ended up with a joke of a system in which the states get to demand immigration papers and the suspects get to refuse to show them their immigration papers.  Antonin Scalia’s frustration over the near-useless ruling which guarantees that immigration will remain a mess would have been funny if the situation wasn’t such a travesty.  His harshest remark may have been:

The President has said that the new program is “the right thing to do” in light of Congress’s failure to pass the Administration’s proposed revision of the immigration laws. Perhaps it is, though Arizona may not think so. But to say, as the Court does, that Arizona contradicts federal law by enforcing applications of federal immigration law that the President declines to enforce boggles the mind.

So, while I am believing the Court will issue a bold decision and overturn ObamaCare simply because it will create a genuine disaster if it overturns the mandate (the funding mechanism) but leaves the rest of the law that forces trillions in spending intact – or even worse, leaving the mandate intact and choosing some other details to quibble over – I recognize that such a decision is how the SCOTUS normally does business.

A new survey that just came out that demonstrates just what a turd this ObamaCare law is worth broadcasting from every rooftop.  If ObamaCare gets thrown out as unconstitutional, then we need to keep doing everything we can to expose just how breathtakingly evil this demonic law truly was in the face of the Democrat Party’s “The Supreme Court is only a valid entity if it rules the way we fascist liberals say it should” mantra (see more of that here from elected Democrats).  And what the heck.  Here’s still more.  And we need to expose it even MORE if any part of this beast is allowed to limp out of the Supreme Court (and if the SCOTUS doesn’t overturn it, figure on the same people who demonized the Court saying, “The highest court in the land has now spoken …”).

So take a look at the following two surveys:

Thanks Obamacare: 83% of Doctors Surveyed Say They May Quit
Kate Hicks
Web Editor, Townhall.com 06/14/12

The Doctor Patient Medical Association has released a new survey of about 700 doctors, and the results are bleak. Scary bleak. Among other dismal figures, Doctors’ Attitudes on the Future of Medicine: What’s Wrong, Who’s to Blame, and What Will Fix It found that 83% of respondents are contemplating leaving the industry if Obamacare is fully implemented, owing to its disastrous projected consequences. Indeed, they openly blame the healthcare law for their industry’s woes:

KEY FINDINGS
 90% say the medical system is on the WRONG TRACK
 83% say they are thinking about QUITTING
 61% say the system challenges their ETHICS
 85% say the patient-physician relationship is in a TAILSPIN
 65% say GOVERNMENT INVOLVEMENT is most to blame for current problems
 72% say individual insurance mandate will NOT result in improved access care
 49% say they will STOP accepting Medicaid patients
 74% say they will STOP ACCEPTING Medicare patients, or leave Medicare completely
 52% say they would rather treat some Medicaid/Medicare patient for FREE
 57% give the AMA a FAILING GRADE representing them
 1 out of 3 doctors is HESITANT to voice their opinion
 2 out of 3 say they are JUST SQUEAKING BY OR IN THE RED financially
 95% say private practice is losing out to CORPORATE MEDICINE
 80% say DOCTORS/MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS are most likely to help solve things
 70% say REDUCING GOVERNMENT would be single best fix.
 
If this isn’t an airtight argument for the repeal of Obamacare, nothing is. When the people providing the actual healthcare are thinking of getting out of the game, the system is clearly broken. Here’s hoping the Supreme Court strikes down Obamacare this month.

The other survey gives us more information on just how rancid physicians think ObamaCare is.

Some screenshots I took from the survey:

And:

So other than the fact that doctors will have less control over medical decisions while government bureaucrats will have far MORE control, and other than the fact that it’s going to escalate the process of driving doctors out of medicine when we ALREADY HAVE A DOCTOR SHORTAGE, ObamaCare is hunky dory.

Well, maybe not so hunky dory.  There’s a lot more crap wrong with this ObamaCare turd:

For Physicians, Obamacare a Net Negative
Posted on 15 June 2012 by jmorris
By Jeremy Morris, Associate Editor, US Daily Review.

Jackson & Coker, a division of Jackson Healthcare and leader in permanent and locum tenens physician staffing for over 30 years, endorsed the results of a new survey by its parent company that finds that a “D” is the mean grade physicians give the health law, despite its primary intention to reduce the cost of healthcare and provide coverage for the uninsured. Physicians who said they were very knowledgeable about the law were even more negative.

The survey was conducted online from May 25 to June 4, 2012. Invitations for the survey were emailed to physicians who had been placed by Jackson Healthcare staffing companies and those who had not. Respondents were self-selected, with 2,694 physicians completing the survey. (The error range for this survey at the 95-percent confidence level is +/- 1.9 percent.)

In addition, the survey shows 68 percent of American physicians disagree that the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as “Obamacare,” will have a positive impact on physician/patient relationship.

Only 12 percent of physicians said the law provides needed healthcare reform. A majority of physicians said the ACA would not improve healthcare’s quality, rising costs or patients’ control over their own health care. They also said it would worsen the amount of control physicians have over their practice decisions.

The only positive rating physicians gave the ACA was related to access. Fifty-four percent of respondents said the new law will increase patients’ access to care. The health law is estimated to drive 13 million new Medicaid enrollees beginning in 2014.

“Physician opinions are important since they are a primary driver of healthcare decisions and costs,” said Richard L. Jackson, chairman and CEO of Jackson Healthcare, a national healthcare staffing company. “Overall, they believe the law does not meet its intended objectives, negatively impacts the patient-physician relationship and hinders their ability to control the treatment of their patients.”

One important provision in the law set to take effect next year is the Independent Payment Advisory Board charged with finding savings in Medicare. Sixty-four percent of physicians said it would have a negative impact on patient care.

Among other key survey findings:

  • 70 percent said ACA would not stem rising healthcare costs.
  • 66 percent said ACA would give physicians less control over their practice decisions.
  • 61 percent said ACA would not improve the quality of healthcare.
  • 55 percent said Congress should scrap ACA and start over.
  • 49 percent said ACA would give patients less control over their healthcare.
  • 35 percent said it did nothing to reform healthcare.
  • 31 percent said ACA didn’t go far enough and a single-payer system is needed.
  • 22 percent said ACA went too far and impedes a physician’s ability to practice medicine.

“Improving the quality of patient care and managing rising healthcare costs are undoubtedly the two biggest issues facing physician practices today, and this survey certainly indicates the new health law is doing little to address these key challenges,” said Tony Stajduhar, president of the Permanent Recruitment Division, Jackson & Coker. “With a shortage of physicians already projected in the coming years, especially among permanent physicians, we need to actively engage this key group in discussions regarding healthcare reform that will bring about impactful changes in our current healthcare system―in turn, positively influencing recruitment and retention within this profession.”

To view the survey or learn more click here.

According to a statement, “Jackson & Coker believes that all hospitals, clinics, physician practices, and patients should have access to a physician whether for a day, a lifetime, or any of life’s changes in between. For over three decades, Jackson & Coker has been uniting physicians and hospitals to ensure that all patients’ needs are met by providing physicians for as little as a day and as long as a lifetime. The firm specializes in doctor opportunities for physicians at any stage of their professional career. Headquartered in metro Atlanta, the physician recruitment firm has earned a reputation for placing exceptionally qualified candidates in commercial and government practice opportunities. Recruiters work in two divisions of the company: Permanent Placement, which places providers in over 40 medical specialties in permanent placement jobs, and locum tenens, a staffing model that recruits medical providers (physicians and CRNAs) for temporary vacancies. Jackson & Coker’s in-house client credentialing specialists perform comprehensive credentialing services that adhere to the highest industry standards, with a dedicated individual for each specialty team.”

The “Obama Akbar!” liberals who most support ObamaCare frankly don’t care if it is evil and will kill people by medical neglect.  In fact, the worse it is, and the more people die because of ObamaCare, the better – because that would lead to the next step in liberal’s most cherished dreams of a state-controlled society.  Because the sad, pathetic, tragic fact of the matter is that the bigger and more intrusive government becomes and the more wildly said government fails, the more essential still bigger and still more intrusive government becomes.  If a small, limited government that conservatives yearn for has a crisis, most people aren’t gravely impacted.  If you have the sort of giant government bureaucracy that liberals dream of and it has a crisis, people will suffer by the hundreds of millions.  If we had a catastrophic collapse of the government – and believe me, one is coming SOON – you can rest assured that millions of frightened, hungry people would demand the government step in and help them – which is precisely what liberals want.  The system crashes, liberals seize power, and they never look back.  And it won’t even MATTER that they were the ones who created the collapse in the first place.  We’ve already seen this story before.

Update, 6/28/12: Well I was wrong – and very right.  SCOTUS issued one of its quibbling decisions in which it played around with the regime’s draconian Medicaid threats against the states while asserting that the mandate was a tax even though Obama and the Democrat Party swore up one side and down the other that it was NOT a tax.  But overall, as long as you play bait-and-switch and arbitrarily declare what Obama and Congress said was not a tax to be a tax, it’s “constitutional.”  All the Supreme Court had to do to not be “activist” in Democrat demagoguery was to rewrite the clear intent of the law to use the Commerce Clause rather than Congress’ taxing powers.  Which of course is pretty damned activist, isn’t it?

It is also the largest tax of the American middle class in the history of the Republic.

Obama is now a documented liar on his pledge to the middle class:

BARACK OBAMA: And I can make a firm pledge: under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase – not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes.

Obama promised it over and over:

But let me perfectly clear, because I know you’ll hear the same old claims that rolling back these tax breaks means a massive tax increase on the American people:  if your family earns less than $250,000 a year, you will not see your taxes increased a single dime.  I repeat: not one single dime.

And:

I will cut taxes – cut taxes – for 95% of all working families. Because in an economy like this, the last thing we should do is raise taxes on the middle-class.

And in interviews with former Democrat spin doctors turned mainstream media “journalsits” Obama responded to questions:

STEPHANOPOULOS: I wanted to check for myself. But your critics say it is a tax increase.

OBAMA: My critics say everything is a tax increase. My critics say that I’m taking over every sector of the economy. You know that. Look, we can have a legitimate debate about whether or not we’re going to have an individual mandate or not, but…

STEPHANOPOULOS: But you reject that it’s a tax increase?

OBAMA: I absolutely reject that notion.

Here’s more of the exchange with Stephanopoulos in which we can now saw with complete factual certainty that Barack Obama lied to the American people:

STEPHANOPOULOS: “Under this mandate, the government is forcing people to spend money, fining you if you don’t. How is that not a tax?”

PRESIDENT OBAMA: “No. That’s not true, George. The — for us to say that you’ve got to take a responsibility to get health insurance is absolutely not a tax increase.

But Obama lied to you.  It IS a tax increase.  It is a supermassive tax increase, in fact.  And now the middle class is burdened with the largest tax increase in American history and it won’t be single dimes, but lots and lots of dollars, that Americans will find themselves paying.  Like everything this cynical, dishonest president does, it will be sneaky: it won’t be all that much in year one beginning AFTER the election in 2013, but it will be more in year two and quite a bit more in year three.

You just wait and see how much you are going to pay for this monstrosity as it increasingly starts to blow up as it gets implemented.

There is already a $17 TRILLION funding gap in this monstrosity.  And you aint seen nothin’ yet.  Not only the absolute number but even the rate of those without insurance has INCREASED since ObamaCare was passed.  And ObamaCare has raised the cost of medicine; the average family is paying over $2,000 more in health insurance premiums in a number of states since ObamaCare was passed.  And that was EXACTLY what was predicted as compared to what would have happened HAD OBAMACARE NOT EXISTED, according to the CBO.  But now we’re finding that health premiums are increasing by as much as 1,112 percent.  And the Supreme Court decision today will likely cause this escalating cost spike to shoot at an even higher trajectory into the stratosphere.

Let me put this into the context of the Star Wars fight of good versus totalitarian big government-gone insane evil: “Help me, Mitty Won Romnobi.  You’re my only hope.”

Please use your presidential lightsaber to slice this Death Panel to pieces before it’s too late.

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10 Responses to “The Socialist ObamaCare Takeover Of Health Care Is An Unmitigated Disaster. Just Ask Doctors.”

  1. Truth Unites... and Divides Says:

    Betrayed by Chief Justice Roberts.

  2. Michael Eden Says:

    Truth Unites,

    That was how I felt, and how I STILL feel. But there IS a consistency to Roberts’ ruling. The Supreme Court SHOULDN’T be overturning the will of Congress as it has done so many times. Roberts is calling on the American people to rise up and VOTE OBANMA AND DEMOCRATS OUT if we don’t want this turd so we can change the law the right way.

    This may be the beginning of the avalanche that buries Obama. This may be the point where Americans who otherwise wouldn’t have cared one way or another who wins in November say, “If we have to cut this guys’ head off and stick it on a pike to keep this from happening, then that’s what we’ll do.”

    If Obama wins in November, then we can state with certainty that Roberts betrayed us.

    As a P.S., think of it this way: Republicans won in the largest landslide in history because of ObamaCare. Now it’s back on the table to piss off the American people again in 2012. What we have to do is tell the middle class just how much in taxes and costs and spending they will have to pay because Barack Obama and the Democrats utterly lied to them (there was NO WAY this thing would have got through the Senate if it had been “a tax”).

    One interesting thing that nobody is talking about is that the CBO has said they will need to recalculate the costs of ObamaCare given the parameters of the decision today. In 2009, the CBO had to spit out numbers on the basis of the Democrat input; which is to say that if Congress told Democrats they would spit gold coins out of their butts, the CBO was forced to ask how many gold coins would fall on the ground. Now they’ll be spitting out numbers on the basis of REPUBLICAN input. I believe the CBO is going to show that the costs are FAR higher under the light of truth.

  3. yammolloy Says:

    “Where do I begin”… to quote a song from the seventies..? Liberals want to “seize power” by collapsing the economy?? Oh sure.. and
    ‘my mother wants your mother to go to jail just for living’!! I honestly try to listen to “other points of view” than my own (I’m not liberal or conservative) ..I vote and conduct my life on a “case by case” reality-centered basis. But this author is jettisoning, neigh, even leapfrogging, over fact(s)– in order to come to a conclusion, more than slightly paranoid which s/he surely believed to begin with! Please, read the bill (not all of its myriad pages, but at least the 150 or so that matter constitutionally) before you scare yourself and everyone else silly with paranoid and completely- un-verifiable- by reality– experience — and otherwise tangible –earth-bound facts.

  4. HL Says:

    Hello, friend. I too think Robert’s is a TRAITOR, though I understand your point as to why he might not be, HE FAILED THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ……..BIGTIME! This ruling has hit me very hard and deep.

    I really hope and pray I am wrong on this but my gut is telling me we are not going to be able to get rid of this deadly legislation.

    SAD SAD SAD day for America:-((

  5. Michael Eden Says:

    HL,

    I just wrote my view of John Roberts here.

  6. Michael Eden Says:

    yammolloy,

    You know, you don’t even mention the link I provide as to why I said those words about Democrats wanting to take over the economy:

    http://startthinkingright.wordpress.com/2012/06/20/the-cloward-and-piven-presidency/

    In that link I provide very ample documentation to support what I am asserting. Not that you bothered to read it or try to overcome any of the facts I present.

    What do you do? You just assert. You don’t need facts. You certainly don’t like facts. Instead, you come up with a bizarre pseudo-analogy to offer as a moral equivalence. The fact that we have Obama-connected unions actively plotting to implode America financially ON TAPE is not quite the same thing as your snotty, “my mother wants your mother to go to jail just for living” crap.

    This is why bothering to argue with you LIBERALS – and why can’t you people be honest just for ONCE in your lives??? Because it just is never about the actual facts with you.

    When you say, “this author is jettisoning, neigh, even leapfrogging, over fact(s)– in order to come to a conclusilon,” if you had any shred of integrity, decency or honesty in you you would have felt it necessary to state just which “facts” I was jettisoning or leapfrogging over.

    But like I said: that would take honesty, that would take integrity, that would take decency – and you don’t have any more of those than you do of “facts.”

    I love your ending: ‘please read the bill – but not the actual bill itself’.

    I challenge people to read the actual bill. What will happen is you will give up after a few pages because it is utterly incomprehensible garbage that just goes on and on for something like 2,700 pages of government takeover.

    I’ll tell you what: I’ll make it even easier for you than this turd wants to make it for you. I’ll give you ObamaCare in just one picture:

    160 bureaucracies

    Or you can read about the UK’s healthcare system and see how they are now murdering 130,000 old people every single year just to make more bed space available as their government-controlled system dissolves into one giant death panel.

    And you SHOULD read up on it: because it’s coming to YOU if Republicans don’t sweep in November.

  7. Mr.Owl Says:

    In regards to the UK medical system: you might be interested to know that Drs. in England went on strike last week over proposed changes to retirement and pension plans.

  8. Michael Eden Says:

    Mr. Owl,

    Well, given what we just did in Wisconsin, in San Diego and in San Jose – liberal bastions all – in rejecting the morally INSANE pension plans unions were demanding.

    Given what just happened in Stockton California going bankrupt over the pension plans with at least 20% of California cities facing the same looming bankruptcy, well, I guess they can get in line.

    I don’t feel sorry for the doctors in the British system; they’re probably getting what’s coming to them for supporting that evil NHS system.

    But American doctors have been opposed to ObamaCare from the very getgo. And when they leave medicine because they can’t earn a living doing it anymore, and when ObamaCare murders millions of Americans by deaths of medical neglect because there simply aren’t enough doctors who will take part of our own demonic system, well, it will be a real shame.

  9. George DeMarse Says:

    The right wing is a “government take over.”

    There is no “government take over” of health care as the right wingers proclaim. It’s another argumentum ad populum slogan that the right wingers use like “welfare queen” and “breadline president” and “the Europeans hate us” and all that nonsense on stilts that has scant evidence..
    Doctors will hardly quit when many more people will be covered by health plans and they will have a lot more people to treat and maintain their health. Good for us.
    The “takeover” slogan crap will really mean that the U.S. has finally invested in the health of its citizens, which it neglected for the first 200 years–where the government finally stood up for “the general welfare of the people” which the Constitution says it is supposed to do.

    The Sage of Wake Foresst

  10. Michael Eden Says:

    George DeMarse,

    Geez, some people are dumber than mud.

    The right wing is a “government take over.”

    The “right wing” wants and constantly demands LIMITED GOVERNMENT, you abject imbecile. Just what is morally and mentally wrong with people like you that you, the very people who want massive government and demonize us for NOT wanting massive government, proceed to idiotically pretend that we’re the ones who want to expand “the State” when it is YOU who want to do that???

    Dumbass, THIS is a “government takeover” of healthcare:

    government takeover of healthcare

    Medicare and Medicaid were massive government takeovers of the US health care system. They dug their roots into damn near everything. And ObamaCare makes those “government takeovers” look tame.

    Medicare will go bankrupt by 2016 – and that was before Obama robbed the Medicare system of half a trillion damn dollars and then double-counted it because it is now “magic money” that can be in two places and pay for two different things all at the same time.

    30 million Americans were on food stamps in 2008. 46 million Americans are on food stamps now. Obama has increased food stamps by 53% – which is simply unprecedented. You can idiotically parody logical fallacy terms at me, dumbass, but Obama IS “the food stamp president” as a simple matter of well-documented fact.

    If the above isn’t evidence enough, try this one: Obama is partnering with Mexico to give NON-US CITIZENS American food stamps in order to help secure the Hispanic vote. Because that is the kind of turd your messiah is.

    Yeah, Obama IS the food stamp president. And you are beyond moron-stupid for denying plain simple reality.

    Doctors will hardly quit? 83% of doctors are considering abandoning medicine according to the latest Doctor Patient Medical Association survey of member doctors. And it’s already happening. Hospitals that were going to be built are now not being built. Private practice physicians are already under direct threat.

    There are amazingly stupid people who simply WILL NOT see what is coming until after it is way too late. You are one of those people.

    Btw, the government owes me health care. The government also owes me a house. And it owes me food. And it owes me clothing. And it owes me transportation. And for that matter the damn government owes me spending money so I can better enjoy my “general welfare.” In short, the government owes me MARXISM.

    Now get lost, you turd. I block idiot liars who assert bullcrap and don’t even have the basic decency to bother to try to offer any evidence to support their bullcrap statements.

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